Ever met anyone who would not like to visit Rome? Well me neither. I've been to Rome numerous times and every time I visit I'm amazed how the ancient history is visible everywhere you go. It's like the entire city is one big museum. The fact that it's so popular as a weekend destination of... Continue Reading →
Castel Sant'Angelo is Pope's personal residence by the river. The building is very impressive and long lines are usually formed from people waiting to get in.
The Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere
There is definitely no lack of beautiful churches in Rome, many of them with amazing decorations and golden ceilings. We chose to visit The Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere as we anyway wanted to wonder about the area. This church is also one of the oldest in Rome.
Spanish steps are a long staircase leading from Piazza di Spagna through 138 steps to upper Piazza Trinita dei Monti with a twin tower church. The steps were constructed in early 18th century.Unfortunately when we were there large renovation works were being done blocking the usually magnificent view to the steps.
Opera Concert at St Paul’s Within the walls
For the evening we had booked online tickets for a concert at St Paul's within the walls. The concert was a collection of opera songs by some great singers. What a perfect way to relax after a day of sightseeing in a beautiful setting!
Piazza Navona & Pantheon
Piazza Navona is a large square in central Rome surrounded by beautiful buildings with numerous restaurants. It is beautiful both night and day.Pantheon, the old temple of all Gods and planets, is the best preserved ancient monument in Rome. It is also an architectural masterpiece with its rounded dome. Today' Pantheon is a catholic church... Continue Reading →
Palatine Hill (Palatino) & Roman Forum (Forum Romanum)
Palatine hill is right next to Colosseum on the hills, and you can actually purchase a combo ticket including entrance to Colosseum, Palatine hill and Forum Romanum which I highly recommend. Palatine hill is the centremost of the Seven Hill of Rome and hast hosted imperial Palaces since the time of Augustus.In addition to its... Continue Reading →
Colosseum is of course the most famous land mark of Rome, which also means that's where the longest lines are. To minimize waiting time, get there at the time of opening or during weekdays. Luckily lines do move pretty fast, and we only had to wait for 30min.The interiors of the Colosseum are worth seeing... Continue Reading →
Trajan’s Column & Market (on the way from Trevi to Coloseum)
If you start from Trevi and continue towards Coliseum you most likely cannot miss Trajan's column & market which are on the wide walkway on the other side of the Piazza Venezia.
Trevi fountain, or Fontana di Trevi as it is called in Italian, is onw of the top sights in Rome and was just steps away from our hotel. It is beautiful day and night, and always packed with people. As there are tourists and its a romantic location, there are also plenty of people selling... Continue Reading →
Our home in Rome: Lovely Relais Trevi 95
We stayed for the weekend at Relais Trevi 95 boutique hotel which I only have good things to say about: it was perfectly located just steps away from the Trevi fountain, the rooms were absolutely beautiful their little terrace where the breakfast was served super nice, and the service excellent!